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Top 10 of 2018: Historic Teacher Strike Lasts Nine Days

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WHEELING — It took a middle school student from Wheeling to help end a nine-day teacher’s strike in early March over pay and benefits. Public school teachers in all 55 West Virginia counties walked out of their classrooms on Feb. 22, and county school superintendents across the state ...

Top 10 0f 2018: Election Year 2018 in the Books

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WHEELING — Voters in 2018 passed a bond issue to improve facilities in Ohio County Schools, while another bond to build a public service building in Wheeling failed to capture a supermajority of voters. Election 2018 saw tight races locally for West Virginia Senate and U.S. Senate, but ...

City Names Director Of Parks And Recreation

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WHEELING — City Manager Robert Herron today announced a reorganization of Wheeling’s department of parks and recreation. Jesse Mestrovic, director of parks and strategic planning, will assume the role of director of parks and recreation upon the retirement of Tom Bechtel, who has served the ...

Sports Book Opens at Wheeling Island Casino

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WHEELING -- After months of waiting, local sports betting fans can now place wagers at Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack as on Thursday the facility officially opened its sports book. The Wheeling casino and its sister facility -- Mardi Gras Casino & Resort at Cross Lanes, W.Va. -- ...

Water Line Replacement Makes for Bumpy Ride in Wheeling

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WHEELING — Construction on a road that connects Wheeling and Bethlehem has left portions of the highway in poor, potentially dangerous condition in advance of icy winter weather in the coming months. The stretch of road, at the east end of 29th Street Hill where it turns into Valley ...

Singing Praise a Family Affair for the Jones Family of Steubenville

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When it comes to raising a joyful noise, George and Glenda Young Jones’ four children have a head start. The Jones children — Sabria, 12; Brenton, 15; Jorian, 17, and Nyasha, 23 — have been singing with the Martin Luther King Jr. Youth Choir since they were old enough to learn the words ...

Flames Damage Home on Wheeling Island

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About an hour after Christmas Day had ended, the Wheeling Fire Department was called to put out a blaze that damaged a Wheeling Island home. Firefighters were dispatched to 619 N. Wabash St. at 1:25 a.m. Wednesday for a fire in the basement of the house. Heavy fire and smoke was reported in ...

Shutdown Continues as Trump, Democrats Dig In on Border Wall Fight

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A shutdown affecting parts of the federal government appeared no closer to resolution Wednesday, with President Donald Trump and congressional Democrats locked in a hardening standoff over border wall money that threatens to carry over into January. Trump vowed to hold the ...

Brooke County Bids Farewell to Commissioner Jim Andreozzi

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In a packed room Monday, the Brooke County Commission held its final meeting of 2018 with a theme of saying farewell to the community’s latest retirees. James Andreozzi said his farewells after serving as commissioner for six years. The room was full of family, friends and citizens of ...

Two Pennsylvania Men Named Carnegie Heroes for Whitewater Rescue

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Two whitewater rafting guides from Ohiopyle in Pennsylvania’s Laurel Highlands were among 18 people named Carnegie heroes for putting their own lives at risk to save others. Patrick Nolan McCarty, 29, and Eric Martin, 47, saved 55-year-old Annette Johnson, whose overturned raft had flowed ...

Wheeling, Belmont County Police Reports

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WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT From 9 a.m. Monday to 8 a.m. Wednesday, officers handled seven traffic stops, one vehicle accident and five miscellaneous calls. MONDAY At 9:32 a.m., Medical Park, theft. At 9:48 a.m., Marshall Avenue, mutual aid given. At 10:23 a.m., Chapline Street, ...

Wetzel County Sheriff’s Office Introduces K-9 Tia

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NEW MARTINSVILLE — K-9 Tia, one of the newest officers of the Wetzel County Sheriff’s Department, is already responsible for making arrests. Tia was purchased for $4,500 from Ultimate Working Dogs, located in St. Albans, West Virginia. Tia, purchased in September, turned 2 years old on ...

Tyler County Man Injured When Trailer Explodes

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SISTERSVILLE -- A Tyler County man was flown by medical helicopter Tuesday evening to Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown after he carried out a threat to blow up his trailer home. According to the Tyler County Sheriff's Office, Michael Lee Cooper of 6684 Tyler Highway in Sistersville ...

Top Stories of 2018: Trump, Pence Visited the Valley

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From Staff Reports WHEELING — The Secret Service had a chance to become pretty familiar with the Friendly City in 2018. In fact, its members made preparations for visits here — twice. President Donald Trump visited Wheeling on Sept. 29. It was the first time a sitting president had ...

Volz Works To Restore Felons’ Voting Rights in Florida

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WHEELING — Florida resident Neil Volz is excited. Next month, the convicted felon will get to register to vote for the first time in 15 years. Volz once served as chief of staff for former Bob Ney, a former Republican congressman from Ohio. Volz now works as political director for the ...